On Wednesday afternoon Prince Charles attended the memorial service at Southwark Cathedral for the victims of the Bali bombing.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard's entourage in Southwark Street
Also present were the Australian Prime Minister John Howard and the Home Secretary David Blunkett. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw read a lesson and actress Jemma Redgrave read 'Farewell my friends', a poem by the Hindu poet Rabindranath Tagore.
The cathedral's flag was flown at half-mast
Speaking ahead of the service, Dean of Southwark Colin Slee said: "Southwark Cathedral welcomes the families of those who suffered in the Bali tragedy. At this moment of high tension over Iraq and international concern about terrrorism, it will be a particularly poignant memorial."
After the Dean's opening Bidding, clergy lit 26 candles in memory of those UK citizens who lost their lives, while the Cathedral Choir sang Psalm 121 set by William McKie – 'I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills; from whence cometh my help?'
Children from the Cathedral School took 569 orchids to the families of the victims, seated in the nave of the Cathedral.
Many roads around the Cathedral were closed and there was a strong police presence in the nearby streets, as well as police boats on the Thames.